Runway model Sandra Bush dreamed of becoming the first African-American supermodel, only to struggle with addiction and despair. She later achieved celebrity as Mama Bush, the model for some of the best-known and widely admired paintings by her daughter, acclaimed artist Mickalene Thomas.
In her film directing debut, Thomas paints a poignant portrait of her mother and artistic muse, presenting a tender look back at a lifetimes worth of hopes, regrets and redemption.
Drawing on personal and archival photos, as well as intimate interviews, Mickalene Thomas vivid, loving portrait chronicles her mothers personal and professional struggles, including a turbulent marriage, drug abuse and chronic illness.
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New York. The name is enough to make fashionistas weak at the knees. But only a few years ago, New York's now-famous fashion scene was a mess of mismanagement. This program traces the genesis of New York as a fashion powerhouse, the success of which is linked almost exclusively to the setting up of "The Tents" at Bryant Park, which finally brought the couture together under one (removable) roof. Featuring interviews with world class designers and fashion personalities such as Caroline Herrera, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Betsey Johnson, Carson Kressley and Miss J Alexander, The Tents is an insight into the coveted and glamorous world of New York's fashion scene ... and how it almost failed.
In 1950s Britain, gay men lived their lives in the shadows. This powerful factual drama tells the story of Peter Wildeblood, a gay journalist whose actions would influence the ending of homosexuality as a crime in the UK.
The special needs work at the Dolphin Research Centre; a look at life on board the Stenella; the difficulties of field work; and Stan Kuczaj's dolphin personality study.
As personal scandal threatens his marriage and looming nuclear war undermines his administration, President John F Kennedy must fight to protect the presidency, the country, and the world.
Visit the Dolphin Research Centre in sunny Florida Keys and its team of volunteers as they look after and educate the wider community about marine welfare and dolphins.
The group arrives in Muskrat Dam, one of several fly-in reserves in Northern Ontario. Most Canadians do not understand why people continue to live in remote places like this one. Their stay will open the group's eyes about why relocating isn't an option for the families whose families have been here for generations. They will also hear about the impact of the legacy of residential schools, including a firsthand story of a man who watched his younger brother be taken away in a plane, before having the same happen to himself.
Discover one of nature's last great mysteries in this miraculous story of love, courage and survival. In a place like no other on the planet, the dramatic and desolate Lake Natron in northern Tanzania, you'll witness a spectacle unlike anything you've seen before: a million crimson-winged flamingos arriving to continue the circle of life. Focusing on the adventures of a single chick set against a backdrop of never-before-filmed landscapes, this is a visually stunning journey into the life and struggles of the mysterious and inspiring flamingo.
Benjamin's workaholic dad Danny is part of a 300-year-old tradition of Chinese seeking their fortunes in Australia. He recalls his early business development days in Queensland during the post-White Australia Policy Whitlam era.
The six travellers begin their journey in the heart of Canada - Winnipeg, Manitoba. Here they meet prominent Indigenous activist Michael Redhead Champagne, who sheds some light on the journey ahead. He outlines their upcoming work alongside two community driven movements - the Bear Clan patrol, which works to keep Winnipeg's notorious North End streets safe, and Drag the Red, which takes on the sobering task helping to solve cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women by searching the river, and the riverbank, for remains or other evidence.
For the Ellis family, 1960 marks the start of a new era of prosperity and confidence in the north. As the decade draws to a close, the family can boast a TV, washing machine and even a fridge.
So far on the journey, the travellers have had their views confronted and their emotions pushed to the limit, but the travellers are about to face their biggest test yet. Heading south to Calgary, the group hit the front lines to experience life on the streets, getting a glimpse into the humanity of both those working to help and those struggling with their circumstances.
On August 15,1969, 500,000 music lovers descended on a rural community in upstate New York for three days of love, peace, respect, drugs, mind expansion and the largest rock concert ever staged. This series, directed by legendary music documentary director DA Pennebaker, is the definitive celebration of the event. Alternative title: Woodstock: The Festival.
Baby Peanut, is at last starting to shine, but is then struck down with potentially deadly malaria, will he pull through?
Historians Dan Jones and Dr Suzannah Lipscomb and engineer Rob Bell explore how London faced daring invasions, catastrophic fires, and deadly plagues. Also, how it grew from a small Roman trading post to the capital of the British Empire, and ultimately to the thriving megacity we know today. They begin by investigating London's first 1000 years.
Baby Chiquita is quite the diva. At just three years old, she's capable of throwing tantrums worthy of top prima donnas.
Like the Galapagos Islands, Rottnest Island off the coast of Western Australia holds the secret of the mysterious quokka, the little penguin and the tiger snake.
Simon Reeve embarks on the first leg of his epic four-part journey around the Mediterranean. At the centre of this great sea, and surrounded by crystal clear waters is Simon's first stop: the beautiful island of Malta. Driven by a surge of tourists, modern day Malta is booming. But beneath the picture postcard image lies a country accused of being a haven for money-laundering and organised crime, where journalists can be murdered by car bombs.